Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Supporting Adoption and Africa's Child

A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a client, Rob, whom I worked with last summer when I photographed his family to welcome their newly adopted little Isaiah through the program I'm affiliated with, Celebrating Adoption. Rob told me they were starting a resale shop in Holland called Africa's Child (website coming soon) and wanted some prints of beautiful children's faces for the walls of store. He asked for some help and I told him I was in! We set up a marathon session at my studio this past Saturday and invited families who have adopted children internationally. They got a free session and Rob will get smiling faces to grace the walls of their new store! It was a great day meeting working with some amazing families and sweet children.

Africa's Child is a boutique-style resale shop located on E. Lakewood Blvd. in Holland. The proceeds are helping Rob and his family bring hope and relief to children in Africa. They have just opened their doors and are accepting donations. For more information, feel free to email me at amy@acarrollphotography.com

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Little Logan : : Newborn Session

Two Logan's in one week!

The other day I headed over to do Logan's first photo session. This was a particularly special session because his mom, Christine, was one of my very first clients nearly 4 years ago! She was one the of the first brides to ever book me, basing my talents at the time on a very slim portfolio.

I am so grateful to continue to be in my clients lives and being a part of their lives through the many changes and additions life brings. Playing with little Logan was truly a fun experience and he was the perfect little model during his first photo shoot. Enjoy the pictures guys!

Friday, February 20, 2009

New Website!

My new website is up and I am SO excited to share it with everyone! Take a look and let me know what you think. :)


I'm still working with my new hosting site to get my email up so please be patient while we work out all of the kinks.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Website...Coming Soon!

I am currently in the process of changing over to a brand new website, but in the meantime that could mean that both my website and my email will be down anywhere between 24-48 hours. If you need to reach, please use the temporary email address: acarrollphotography@gmail.com or call me at 616.460.6638.

And as soon as my new website goes live I will be excited to hear your feedback!

Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Logan : : 1 Year Session

Monday evening Logan came back to the studio for his one year pictures. This little guy has been walking since he was only 9 months old! And he showed off his advanced walking skills during our session ;)

Totally adorable! And he was rocking this sweatshirt just like his Uncle Erick

It's Michelle! My good friend and Logan's Grandma. Is she hot for a grandma or what?!
The whole family!

Drew : : Senior Session, Part 2

On Monday, I met Drew and his dad at the Georgetown Ice Arena for part two of his senior pictures.

Walking around on the ice to take pictures was a totally new experience and a day I wisely decided to leave my high heels at home.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Erin + Alex : : Trash the Dress Session

The day after Erin and Alex's fabulous beach wedding, we set out in the late afternoon for their Trash the Dress session. Erin also had two gowns for this session...her actual wedding dress (which we did not get in the water with), and another beautiful gown purchased just for this event.

This session was so absolutely fun...these two were up for anything and we made the most of what the resort and the beach had to offer!

And now I promise I'm done rubbing in all of the fun we had in Mexico. Erin and Alex...enjoy your pictures!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tiffany + Steve : : Celebrating the Bump

On Saturday, I showed up to photograph Tiffany and Steve at their home...just one month before they welcome their first little one into their lives.

With an apple orchard right behind their house, we had to go outside to photograph in the freshly-fallen snow from the night before.

I loved working with this couple again, and can't wait to meet their new baby!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Erin + Alex : : Preview Gallery

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Erin and Alex were married on the beach in Mexico at the fabulous Azul Sensatori resort near Cancun. With 10 close friends and family, they had an intimate, fun and amazing wedding day!

With a beach ceremony and a dinner reception an intimate Italian restuarant, it was uncomplicated and true to themselves.

The day started out with the girls gathering for breakfast and champagne.

Another beautiful hairpiece by Twigs and Honey!

Writing out her card to her husband-to-be

Seriously, these shoes...PERFECT!

Just a few butterflies before heading down to the beach for the ceremony

It was just a little windy...


It's Allie and Paul! I love seeing my clients again!

When I don't feel like taking pictures anymore, I just hand my camera's to my clients and let them shoot their own pictures ;)
Erin + Alex - Thank you again for flying me out for your wedding day! It was an honor to be a part of it and getting out of Michigan in February wasn't a bad deal either. :) I hope the rest of your time in Mexico was amazing. Enjoy your preview (and look for your trash the dress preview soon too!).